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Morning Links for Dec. 18, 2013
Perhaps the Milwaukee Bucks have already found their new owner.

Apparently, all that injury-induced downtime has given Aaron Rodgers time to think about business opportunities. Meanwhile, restaurateur Mike Eitel had to reconsider one of his own ventures.

  • Sure, the big news is whether or not Aaron Rodgers will finally be game-ready for the Green Bay Packers, who suddenly control their own playoff destiny. But the almost-as-big news came from his Tuesday radio show on ESPN Milwaukee, where he said that, in all seriousness, he'd be interested in an ownership share of the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Think of Wednesday as a new beginning for Milwaukee. Or at least the seagoing version of Milwaukee. That's because the U.S. Navy is officially christening the USS Milwaukee, a littoral combat ship that's being built by Marinette Marine in Green Bay. The new ship, about 80 percent completed, gets its first launch today, and the Green Bay Press Gazette has more details.
  • The ongoing saga of the proposed Downtown Silk Exotic strip club, well, continues to go on. The latest effort involves moving into the location now occupied by the Ladybug Club on Water Street between Wisconsin and Michigan avenues. TMJ4 has more.
  • The party's over before it ever got started. Mike Eitel, owner of the Nomad and co-owner of the Lowlands restaurant group, had hoped to turn the Park East Corridor into a massive monthlong party celebrating the2014 World Cup. But the Business Journal explains why he's had to scuttle those plans.
  • And finally, you've probably never heard of Barry Hinson, the men's head basketball coach at Southern Illinois University. But he came up through the Oklahoma high school coaching ranks, he's something of a barbecue grillmaster, and he's been known to turn press conferences into ranting standup (or sit-down) comedy routines. His latest session came after an SIU loss to Murray State, and now preserved on Awful Announcing, it's a bit of a collector's item.

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